Paste’s 50 New State Songs For the 21st Century

via Paste Magazine

Old Crow Medicine Show – “Wagon Wheel”

Ryan Adams – “Oh My Sweet Carolina”

Take the jump for the full list or click the link above to go directly to Paste’s article to discover some great songs!  North Carolina definitely got the best props…  BTW, if you’re from NC and want the shirt posted above (or if you want to pretend you’re as cool as us), click here to buy it for only $10.00!

ALABAMA: Drive-By Truckers – “The Three Great Alabama Icons”
ALASKA: Dr. Dog – “Alaska”
ARIZONA: Pedro the Lion – “Arizona”
ARKANSAS: Lucero – “Banks of Arkansas”
CALIFORNIA: The Decemberists – “California One”
COLORADO: Grizzly Bear – “Colorado”
CONNECTICUT: Ben Folds – “Kylie From Connecticut”
DELAWARE: Josh Ritter – “Hotel Song”
FLORIDA: Patty Griffin – “Florida”
GEORGIA: Ludacris w/ Field Mob & Jaime Foxx – “Georgia”
HAWAII: The Strokes – “Hawaii”
IDAHO: Josh Ritter – “Idaho”
ILLINOIS: Sufjan Stevens – “Come On! Feel The Illinoise!”
INDIANA: Melissa Etheridge – “Indiana”
IOWA: William Elliott Hitmore – “Diggin’ My Grave”
KANSAS: Ian McCulloch – “Kansas”
KENTUCKY: Rocky Votolato – “Postcard From Kentucky”
LOUISIANA: The Walkmen – “Louisiana
MAINE: Okkervil River – “Maine Island Covers”
MARYLAND: The Mountain Goats – “Going to Maryland”
MASSACHUSETTS: Dropkick Murphys – “The State of Massachusetts”
MICHIGAN: Sufjan Stevens – “Say Yes! To Michigan!”
MINNESOTA: Billie Joe Armstrong – “Minnesota Gril”
MISSISSIPPI: Lissie – “Oh Mississippi”
MISSOURI: Los Campesinos – “A Heat Rash in the Shape of the Show Me State”
MONTANA: Rocky Votolato – “Montana”
NEBRASKA: Josh Rouse – “Dressed Up Like Nebraska”
NEVADA: David Dondero – “Laying Low in Eli, Nevada”
NEW HAMPSHIRE: Matt Pond PA – “New Hampshire”
NEW JERSEY: John Gorka – “I’m From New Jersey”
NEW MEXICO: David Mead – “New Mexico”
NEW YORK: Ryan Adams: “New York, New York”
NORTH CAROLINA: Old Crow Medicine Show – “Wagon Wheel”
NORTH DAKOTA: Kris Delmhorst – “North Dakota”
OHIO: Over the Rhine – “Ohio”
OKLAHOMA: Bishop Allen – “Oklahoma”
OREGON: Loretta Lynn – “Portland, Oregon”
PENNSYLVANIA: Don Peris – “Pennsylvania”
RHODE ISLAND: Erin McKeown – “Rhode Island Is Famous For You”
SOUTH CAROLINA: Josh Turner – “South Carolina  Low Country”
SOUTH DAKOTA: Chris Walla – “Sing Again”
TENNESSEE: The Silver Jews – “Tennessee”
TEXAS: Ray Wylie Hubbard – “Screw You, We’re From Texas”
UTAH: Blind Pilot – “The Story I Heard”
VERMONT: Fountains of Wayne – “Peace and Love”
VIRGINIA: John Austin – “East Virgina Blue”
WASHINGTON: M. Ward – “Four Hours in Washington”
WEST VIRGINIA: David Wilcox – “Roadside Art (East Asheville Hardware)”
WISCONSIN: Bon Iver – “Wisconsin”
WYOMING: Amy Speace – “Why Not Wyoming”


~ by cdowell4 on July 15, 2010.

One Response to “Paste’s 50 New State Songs For the 21st Century”

  1. I gotta think there’d be an Avetts song or two in there that could e a contender.

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